Healthy. Delicious. Flavorful. Prepped in just minutes. This is a breakfast recipe you will want to try ASAP. See how to make Shakshouka using fresh tomatoes. While this post is sponsored by Nature Fresh Farms, the recipe and opinions are our own.
I love this recipe for a few reasons. The first one being that it’s really easy to make. The second is that it’s full of flavor for only a few ingredients! I truly believe using the Nature Fresh Farms Ombre Cherry Tomatoes made this breakfast recipe as amazing as it is. The third reason I love this recipe is that when I told my daughter I was making it, she replied “We were just talking about Shakshouka in Culinary class today!” I absolutely love it when I have something new to talk to my daughter about. She’s a teenager and most of the time I get one-two word answers to most school related questions, but that day she was so excited to tell me about Shakshouka…makes a mom smile 🙂
I know given the unique name of the recipe, you may be thinking “I’m not even quite sure what Shakshouka is, let alone how or why I would make it with fresh tomatoes.”
So, what is Shakshouka?
Also spelled Shakshuka, it is dish of tomatoes, onions, spices and eggs. Making it perfect for breakfast, brunch and brinner.
Shakshouka is really easy to make and is made with fresh ingredients, but it does take about 30-40 minutes to make. You have to let those incredible cherry tomatoes cook down to a flavorful base for those eggs. Trust me, it’s worth the wait.
Is Shakshuka healthy?
Yes! You know that we pride ourselves in making easy and healthy recipes here and this breakfast (or brunch!) recipe is no different. I actually follow the WW program and the only ingredient in this recipe that had points for me was the brown sugar, and it was so minimal I didn’t count it.
Tomatoes are an excellent source of Vitamins A, C and K. They also contain potassium and fiber.
What kind of dish is Shakshuka?
According to Wikipedia, Shakshuka is a Maghrebi dish.
When I was looking at the different Shakshouka recipes online, many used canned tomatoes. But, as I was thinking about all the incredible flavors of this breakfast recipe, I knew what would make it the even better is using Nature Fresh Farms Ombre tomatoes. You can ask anyone here at Healthy Family Project how many times I have talked about how amazing these tomatoes are. I can seriously eat them like candy….so just imagine what they are like in this Shakshouka recipe!!! SO GOOD.
March is National Nutrition Month and the theme this year is Celebrate A World Of Flavors, this Shakshouka recipe is the perfect recipe to make at home and use the opportunity to talk about nutrition, meal planning, and trying new flavors at home.
Shakshouka Key Ingredients
- Nature Fresh Ombre Cherry Tomatoes
- Cooking spray/oil
- Apple cider vinegar
- Brown sugar
Commonly Asked Questions About How To Make Shakshouka Using Fresh Tomatoes
Q: What is Shakshouka?
A: Shakshouka is a dish of tomatoes, onions, spices and eggs that originates from North Africa. It makes for a delicious and healthy breakfast, brunch or brinner.
Q: How do you make Shakshouka?
A: To make Shakshouka, sauté onions in oil, add tomatoes, spices and vinegar and simmer until thickened. Then crack eggs on top, cover and cook until eggs are set.
Q: What kind of tomatoes do you use for Shakshouka?
A: The recipe recommends using a variety of Nature Fresh Farms Ombre Cherry Tomatoes for the best flavor.
Q: Is Shakshouka healthy?
A: Yes, Shakshouka is a very healthy breakfast. The main ingredients are tomatoes, onions, eggs and spices which provide nutrients like vitamin C, A and potassium.
Q: How long does it take to make Shakshouka?
A: Shakshouka takes about 30-40 minutes to make. You need time to let the tomato sauce simmer and thicken before adding the eggs.
Ready to get cooking? Trust me this is one breakfast recipe you will want to try sooner than later!
How To Make Shakshouka Using Fresh Tomatoes
- 2 cups whole Nature Fresh Farms Ombre Cherry Tomatoes – I used a variety
- 1/2 Sweet Onion diced
- 4 eggs
- 1 cup water
- Olive Oil spray or 1 tsp cooking oil coconut, corn etc
- 2 tsp apple cider vinegar
- 1 tsp brown sugar
- 1 tsp cumin powder
- ¼ tsp salt
- Heat the oil in a cast-iron skillet, add the onion and cook until translucent.
- Add the water, vinegar, sugar, cumin powder and salt, mix to combine.
- Add the Nature Fresh Farms Ombre Cherry Tomatoes.
- Bring to boil and let simmer over low heat until thickened, approx 30-40 mins.
- Crack the eggs on top of the tomato sauce and cover the skillet with a lid.
- Cook over low heat until the egg whites are set and the yolks are a bit cooked, but still runny.
- Remove the lid, and enjoy!
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